Symbol Helper

Symbol Helper

Symbol Helper allows extracting stock and option symbols from RTD formulas and web pages.

You may paste symbols into symbol tables using the RTD.DB Database Configuration Editor.

For example, to copy formulas from the Thinkorswim platform, select the Trade tab, open the top right menu and click Export, To Microsoft Excel:

Then click the Paste Formulas button in the Symbol Helper:

You may change the output symbol format, Thinkorswim or OCC:

You may copy all symbols, stock symbols, or option symbols:

To paste symbols into the target table, open the RTD.DB Database Configuration Editor, select the desired table and click the Paste button:

The editor pastes unique symbols only.

You may paste option symbols from websites like Yahoo Finance or MSN Money. Just select and copy the page content and paste it into the Symbol Helper.

Also, you may copy and paste formulas from Microsoft Excel.

Here is a typical sheet created using Thinkorswim export:

Click Formulas, Show Formulas before copying. Otherwise, you will copy values but not formulas.

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